Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Kidney Problems From Too Much Iced Tea A Day

From Yahoo News

When a 56-year-old Arkansas man went to the hospital last May complaining of weakness, fatigue, and body aches, at first his doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him.

Tests revealed he was in kidney failure, and yet he had no history of kidney problems, nor did anyone in his family.

After some prodding, the man finally admitted he was in the habit of consuming sixteen eight-ounce glasses of iced tea, every day.

The case was described this week in a letter to the editor in The New England Journal of Medicine.  Read the entire article.


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18 Remedies to Relieve Headache & Tension

By Claire at EveryDayRoots.com

Headaches often get brushed aside as nothing more than a common complaint, a quit-your-whining-and-start-working type of thing…if only. While many people suffer them at one point or another, rarity is not the best way to judge just how nasty something can be.

The pain of a headache can make day-to-day life a miserable challenge, and forces us to head straight for the aspirin. This is a sticky situation, because ultimately that will only perpetuate the problem.

When you take over-the-counter pain killers all you’re doing is smothering your symptoms and ignoring the real issue of what triggers the headache.

Natural remedies for headaches may take a bit more thought than simply popping a pill, but don’t brush them off. They won’t wreak havoc on your body like other over-the-counter or prescription pain-killers do, and you’re less likely to become so dependent on them that you need them for every little ache.  Read the entire article.


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Old Testament Dietary Laws

Our Hearts Control Our Bodies
by Andrew Wommack 

Read:  Matthew 15:1-20; Mark 7:1-23

Mark 7:15, "There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man."

All of the Old Testament dietary laws were shadows (or pictures) of spiritual truths which would become realities in the New Covenant. These Pharisees (as well as many Christians today) missed all of the spiritual significance of these laws and saw only the physical act.

The real spiritual meaning that these Old Testament dietary laws symbolized was that we were supposed to be holy (separated) unto God in everything - even what we eat. Under the Old Testament law, it was forbidden to eat or to touch certain animals, not because there was anything wrong with the animals, but to illustrate the point of being separated unto God and to serve as a constant reminder of this separation.

Under the New Testament, we see that no animal is, or ever was, unclean of itself. The Old Testament designation of certain animals as unclean was purely symbolic, and this is why Jesus could make this statement.

Jesus' statements here refer to more than just the clean and unclean beasts of the Old Testament. He said nothing which enters into a man through his mouth can defile him. This statement cannot be interpreted, however, as condoning any type of abuse we would like to give our body such as gluttony, drug abuse, etc. Rather, Jesus is simply explaining that the condition of the heart of man should be given preeminence over the physical body.

The heart of man controls the body of man, not the other way around. Sin doesn't make our heart corrupt, but a corrupt heart makes us sin. God looks on our hearts, and our cleanliness or defilement in His sight is dependent solely on whether or not we have been made clean in our spirits by the blood of the Lamb. The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all unrighteousness.

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Less Water Use: Dishwasher or Hand Washing?

Fact or Fable? A Dishwasher Is More Expensive Than Hand Washing

This is a fable. It's a common misconception that dishwashers are convenient, but use more water and energy than hand washing. In fact, dishwashers can help you conserve water and save on energy bills.

Cleaning a typical load of dishes in a dishwasher uses 37 percent less water than washing by hand, saving the average household nearly 5,000 gallons of water per year.

Also, using a dishwasher, rather than hand washing, can cut your annual energy costs by more than $40, according to ENERGY STAR.

Energy-saving tips
Dishwashers are not only convenient; they are also your best energy-saving option. The following practices can help you save even more:

• Scrape dishes instead of rinsing before loading them into the dishwasher.
• Pre-rinsing dishes can use up to 20 gallons of water.
• Only run your dishwasher when there's a full load and use short wash cycles for lightly soiled dishes.
• Use a rinse agent and the air-dry setting rather than the heated drying cycle.

If you are shopping for a new dishwasher, purchase an ENERGY STAR qualified model. ENERGY STAR dishwashers use less energy and water than standard units.

“This article previously appeared in the Central Virginia Electric Cooperative Energy Sense newsletter, and is used with permission.”


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8 Poison-Free Ways to Get Rid of Mice

From Everyday Roots

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Mice are cute little critters, but that doesn’t mean we want them sharing our homes with us. As adorable as their tiny whiskery faces are, the disease they spread via urine (which they communicate with, and therefore leave a lot of lying around) and feces-not to mention the extensive damage they can do when they put their teeth to something-is no joke.

But a lot of us (myself included) don’t want to turn to traditional snap traps (have you ever seen one go wrong? It’s not pretty) or rodenticides that pose serious risk to children, pets, other wildlife, and the environment.

Being naturally nocturnal, voracious nibblers, and rapid reproducers (starting at the tender age of 6 weeks) how does one go about dealing with mice without turning to mainstream methods? Enter a fun little idea called integrated pest management (IPM.)

It takes some more work, dedication, and thought than other methods, but you can manage without using toxic chemicals, which makes it far superior in my opinion. IPM involves pest proofing your home by sealing up any potential entrances, keeping food well sealed and securely locked away, knowing your pests habits, likes/dislikes, and eliminating any water sources.  Read the entire article.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Can The Devil Hinder Your Prayers?

Can The Devil Hinder Your Prayers? 
by Clint Byars

God is willing and able to be your healer, provider and deliverer. AND the devil can not get his hands on your prayers unless you place them into his hands through fear and worry.

The devil will stand outside of you and watch you step out in your faith toward God. As you pray, the enemy will lie to you and try to cause you to shrink back from the faith filled prayer you’re speaking.

He can’t touch your prayer, he can only convince you to stop short of believing unto manifestation by speaking lies that you may be willing to believe and allow your faith to shrink back.  Watch the video message or listen to the audio message.


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How Blame Is Exhausting You

"Why are you so tired?" That's the question Gudni Gunnarsson, creator of GloMotion and author of Presence Is Power, likes to ask. But it's rare that people hit on the right, though unpopular, answer: You.

"It does not occur to anyone that they are personally responsible for being tired," says Gunnarsson. "This does not go over well. Everyone typically goes into denial, resisting the idea that they are tiring themselves out with their lifestyle, unnecessary worries, hypercriticality, and rejection of their own emotions of personality."  Read the entire article.

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